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post #31 of 43
The best upgrade at your price range would be a 7600GT, but even that would be a marginal increase in performance and an overall waste of money in my opinion. Your best options are to either stick with what you have and save up for a $200 card or as said earlier look for a x19xx or 79xx card with a reduced price (specials, rebates).
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post #32 of 43
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Originally Posted by Acoma_Andy
Seeing as you already have an X1600 Pro, a X1650 would be a minor upgrade and basically a waste of cash.. don't go for anything less then a X1950 Pro. Just find one at $170.

Finding a needle in a haystack... Only real reason I want a small upgrade is I might sell my card to UberNoob as he really needs a cheap pci-e gpu and I was looking to help him out.
    
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post #33 of 43
Sorry man, an X1650 isn't really an upgrade. Either a 7600GT, X1800GTO or X850XTPE is what you'd have to go for if you cant manage an X1900GT or X1950
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Aww I see. Thanks alot for the info, now I know what to go for when I decide to upgrade for the best. Appreciate the help fellas!
    
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if you have a crossfire mobo you could get 2 x1600pro cards http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161161
and you don't need a crossfire card only crossfire ready cards on the x1600 series. or you could get

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161044 and nothing els for that cash.


or you could save and get
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102022

or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814102612R
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102021

X1800GTO $160. Go for that. Good card for that price range. Found a 7900GS for $185 which would be an excellent choice if you can swing the extra cash as they are monster overclockers.
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post #37 of 43
An X850 XT is over twice as fast as an X1600 Pro, for under $130 its a good buy. The lack of SM3.0 isn't too much of a problem when your running everything else maxed.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CowBlazed
The lack of SM3.0 isn't too much of a problem when your running everything else maxed.
erm yes it is if you want the newest and future games to look good.

does it have to be newegg because other sites might have a deal on a quality card
    
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I would have to reccomend the new X1650XT for 150$$
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Open Box: GECUBE X1800GT $172.16 plus $6.41 shipping


X1800GTO $159.99 plus $4.99 shipping, an absolute deal if you ask me
    
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